electrolytic cells

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electrolytic cells

Postby Emma Ward 2C » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:18 pm

what is the point of electrolytic cells? What are they used for?

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Re: electrolytic cells

Postby SPandya1F » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:23 pm

An electrolytic cell is an electrochemical cell in which electrolysis takes place. Just like a galvanic cell, electrolytic cells have reduction occurring at the cathode and oxidation occurring at the anode. Unlike in a galvanic cell, however, in which the current is generated spontaneously, in an electrolytic cell a current must be supplied by an external electrical power source for reaction to occur. The result is to force oxidation at one electrode and reduction at the other. A rechargeable battery functions as a galvanic cell when it is doing work and as an electrolytic cell when it is being recharged. Electrolytic cells convert electrical energy into chemical energy.

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Re: electrolytic cells

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Re: electrolytic cells

Postby Christy Zhao 1H » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:27 pm

Electrolysis occurs in electrochemical cells and drives reactions in their nonspontaneous directions through an electric current.Electrolysis can be used to to predict how much products form from an electric current flow.

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